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Neurological care

Neurological care is the practice of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and function of diseases relating to the nerves and nervous system. Neurologists and neurosurgeons treat disorders that affect the brain or spinal cord.

Neurological care in Sanford, Florida

When you need help during or after a stroke, our experienced specialists can help.

At HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital, we are committed to providing our patients with advanced stroke care. Using the latest diagnostic and treatment methods, we develop an individualized plan to help you heal as fully and as quickly as possible. From initial diagnosis through rehabilitation, our stroke care specialists will be there with you and your family.

Neurological treatments and services

Our hospital's neurology program offers you access to complete care.

Advanced neurology services we offer

Highlights of our neurology program include:

  • Biplane imaging technology
  • Community education efforts on stroke prevention and recognizing stroke symptoms
  • Dedicated inpatient rehabilitation unit
  • Integrated spinal care
  • Specially trained doctors, nurses and staff on-site 24/7

Biplane imaging technology

As part of our commitment to offering advanced diagnostic and treatment services, we offer biplane imaging. This type of interventional radiology captures highly detailed 3D images of blood vessels leading to the brain and deep within the brain. It also details the relationship of blood vessels to the tissues in the head and neck.

Stroke care

Our stroke center offers comprehensive care for stroke prevention, treatment and recovery.

Stroke services

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. Without this blood flow, the brain lacks a proper supply of oxygen, and brain cells begin to die.

HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital provides a full range of stroke prevention, detection, treatment and rehabilitation services.

Our 24/7 stroke services include:

  • Advanced imaging examinations and interpretations
  • Communication with local emergency medical services (EMS) before a patient even arrives at the ER
  • Immediate evaluation and treatment based on nationally recognized stroke guidelines that address emergency treatment and ongoing care
  • Fully functioning medical laboratory to analyze and provide test results
  • Ongoing acute care to encourage a faster return to normal life
  • Rapid-response stroke team on-site with training to quickly respond to a patient experiencing a stroke
  • Stroke rehabilitation that begins immediately following hospitalization to improve long-term outcomes and decrease stroke-related complications

A stroke is a serious medical emergency. If you suspect you or a loved one is experiencing a stroke, call 911 immediately.


Signs of a stroke

Knowing the warning signs associated with a stroke and identifying them when they occur could save your or someone else's life.

Common stroke symptoms include:

  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arms or legs — especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

Assessing stroke symptoms

If you think someone you know is experiencing a stroke, use the acronym “B.E. F.A.S.T.”:

  • Balance — sudden dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Eyes — sudden trouble seeing out of one or both eyes.
  • Face — facial weakness, often indicated by an uneven smile or weakness on one side
  • Arms — arm weakness, such as an inability to raise both arms evenly
  • Speech — impaired speech, including slurred speech or difficulty repeating simple phrases
  • Time — don't wait, call 911

Stroke treatment

An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery supplying blood to the brain.

For patients who arrive at our hospital shortly after symptom onset, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) may be a treatment option. This is a clot-busting medication that dissolves the clot, blocking the artery and restoring blood flow.

We also perform interventional procedures to treat strokes that cannot be treated with tPA.


Stroke care team

To ensure you get comprehensive care, our stroke services are carried out by a healthcare team with special training in caring for patients with neurological conditions.

This team includes:

  • Case managers
  • Interventional neuroradiologists
  • Neurology trained nurses
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Therapists

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